Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies

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Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies


The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies (BSCTS) is designed to prepare individuals with practical, marketable skills to successfully enter new careers or advance in their current fields. 

As a 100% online degree completion program, Career and Technical Studies is designed specifically for working adults, so you can take classes while still balancing all of life’s other responsibilities. This program also gives you the opportunity to earn college credit after an assessment of your work experience, so you can apply your real-life skills to your studies and earn your degree faster.   

What can I do with a Career and Technical Studies degree? 

After completing the program, most students continue to work in their current field. However, a bachelor’s degree is valuable no matter what subject you study, especially a versatile major like Career and Technical Studies. As California faces a shortage of almost a million college-educated workers by 2025, having a degree will open many doors for career opportunities and advancement. 

Information Sessions

Please join us at one of our Curriculum & Instruction information session to learn about the BSCTS program.

When: Thursday, May 2, 2024  from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom

Meeting ID: 844 3057 2215

Passcode: 430132

“The flexibility of the classes allowed me to continue to work and learn skills that were applicable to my job. I was able to apply content I learned in class and the mentorship from instructors directly to my career and my life.” – Jon Wedding, Career and Technical Studies graduate 


This degree program provides students with: 

  • the flexibility of online courses  
  • the ability to utilize previous work experience for academic credit 
  • enhancement of job training skills 
  • pay scale mobility and professional status 
  • the opportunity to teach and train others about their life’s work 
  • a stepping stone to a graduate program 
  • experienced faculty 
  • further career possibilities 


The BSCTS program provides training for learners who want to explore opportunities in a new industry or move forward in their current field. This program is ideal for: 

  • trainers and facilitators in public or private industry 
  • human resource recruiters and placement personnel 
  • mediators or labor relations specialists 
  • school-to-work coordinators 
  • small business owners and entrepreneurs 
  • frontline managers, supervisors and lead staff 


The program requires that students have three years, full-time, paid work experience in a career technical/educational/business field. 

This program does not include a credential. 

Advising and Student Services

As a returning adult student, it can be challenging to navigate your way through the CSU system. Our program staff is here to make your journey as smooth and simple as possible. Academic advising and student support are critical to success in the Career and Technical Studies program. Our program staff are committed to making success possible for each student.  

The BSCTS program offers personalized academic advising to guide students as they complete their bachelor’s degree at Sacramento State. It is important to stay current with your academic advising sessions. We recommend scheduling an appointment once per semester. Career and Technical Studies staff also communicate frequently with other university departments such as Admissions & Records, to provide you with the most up-to-date information.